Board charters and position descriptions

The OMA Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the OMA and is its highest decision-making authority.

The board’s mandate includes oversight of the corporation’s management and development of the OMA’s approach to governance. The board oversees all affairs of the OMA and exercises its powers according to organizational bylaws, governance policies and applicable laws and regulations.

The board is comprised of 11 directors: eight physician directors and three non-physician directors. All directors are elected by the OMA membership. Directors are elected for a term of two years and may stand for re-election up to three times (six years maximum). All directors assume office immediately following the Annual General Meeting, typically held in May.

Observer positions are held by the president-elect, immediate past president and the chair of the general assembly.

Here’s a closer look at the charter that lays out its mission, vision and core values, as well as the position descriptions that define the roles of its members.

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The board is a group of elected physicians and non-physicians responsible for the supervision of the OMA’s core activities.

Individual board directors contribute consistently and meaningfully to the effective performance of the board and the effective implementation of the board charter.

The chair leads the board and works collaboratively with directors and the CEO to advance the OMA’s vision and mission.

The vice-chair carries out leadership duties relating to the functioning, responsibilities and effectiveness of the board.

The president acts as the OMA spokesperson and the voice of the organization on physician and professional matters.

The president-elect sits as an observer of the board and prepares to take on the role at the expiry of the president’s one-year term.

The immediate past-president serves as an observer and supports the board with their experience and knowledge.

Past presidents may be called on by the board chair or CEO to provide counsel or support organizational initiatives.

Includes information on the clarity of role and fiduciary responsibility.